With a partnership formed, tasks were divided up between the various partners in the project – each
group providing input where their own expertise lay.
The Day 9 project outline was crafted and first shared with the Middle School Leadership Team (MSLT).
The team not only considered the goals exciting and the project do-able, they were able to tweak the plan
to go beyond the originally intended ‘Day’ of Day 9. They wrestled with the schedule to allow two full days
and two advisory preparation periods. We made use of our existing structures for planning and
professional learning, in order to allow the whole staff to work on the plan for the project. Faculty
meetings and MSLT meetings were used to hone the details. No committees, no extra time after or before
school, no need for additional time was required.
Working the plan
Studio descriptions were written by the coaches (shown here on the page hosted on the ASB Maker site).
Materials, flights and visas organized by the R&D department; Veracross student sign-ups were prepared
by the tech department. Faculty reviewed the studio descriptions at a January faculty meeting and signed
up to work with a coach and a studio. The team looked at the ASB standards and benchmarks and sought
connections to their work with students. With a minimum of fuss, we were ready for Day 9.
Leadership Team (MSLT)
Consider practicalities of
the schedule and of the
organization of the
Provide expert coaches,
design and run the
Middle School Teachers
Review the studio
descriptions and align to
ASB Standards and
guidance with students
and make connections to
The Research and
Coordinating the learning
experiences wiht NuVu.
Logistics - visas, flights,
housing for coaches.
Materials, supplies for